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does normal cbc mean i don't have anemia or shall i still test for ferritin and folate (folic acid)?

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Dr. Robin Joyce
29 years experience Medical Oncology
No anemia: A complete blood count means a measurement of White blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin, and the precent of blood that is red ( HGB, HCT) and the number of platelets. There may be additional sub-typing of WBC. Anemia means low HGB or Low HCT. Ferritin is a storage form for iron and folate (folic acid) is a B vitamin used in making Red blood. normal HCT then no need to check.
Answered on Sep 24, 2020
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